Sex­ual as­sault suit against Fur­long dropped

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - CANADA -

A woman who filed a law­suit al­leg­ing for­mer Olympic CEO John Fur­long sex­u­ally abused her while he was a teacher in Burns Lake, B.C., has dropped the court ac­tion.

Bev­erly Abra­ham’s law­suit against Fur­long was dis­missed in B.C. Supreme Court on Fri­day with no costs to ei­ther party, after she asked the court to al­low her to with­draw the suit. Abra­ham says three of her fam­ily mem­bers have died re­cently, and she couldn’t han­dle the stress of the law­suit on top of her grief.

A state­ment from Fur­long’s lawyer said he has al­ways main­tained the al­le­ga­tions from Abra­ham and two other ac­cusers are false.

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